Food Writer

Devra First

Devra First is the Globe’s food writer and restaurant critic. She writes features about the world of food, restaurant reviews, and critical pieces exploring the cultural and societal meaning of food and restaurants.

First has worked at the Globe as a writer and editor since 2000. She was previously the Globe’s food editor. She has also served as assistant arts editor in the Globe’s Living/Arts department and worked at the Boston Phoenix (RIP). First is originally from New York.

Latest stories

Dining Out

At Kamakura, dinner is part 10-course tone poem, part sake crash course

By , Globe Staff

The Japanese restaurant, offering kaiseki and more, brings something different to downtown Boston.

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The company behind Peet’s is atoning for its Nazi past with a new foundation

By , Globe Staff

I am not sure how much more one could ask of a company aiming to make up for its Nazi past, short of bowing out of business entirely.

What She’s Having

Cabot’s Ice Cream & Restaurant celebrates 50 years. They don’t make them like this anymore

By , Globe Staff

Generations of Newton children have come here to mark birthdays, recitals, and graduations. Now they bring their own kids.

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I found out Nazi money is behind my favorite coffee. Should I keep drinking it?

By , Globe Staff

Should we eat food that exists due to circumstances we find morally reprehensible?